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FPJ EDIT: CAA protesters step up noise on Trump visit

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25.02.2020

If the objective behind the sudden escalation in violence on Sunday evening in Delhi and Aligarh by the anti-CAA protesters was to message Trump to return home mid-air, it was not realised. Trump came and wowed India and, in turn, was wowed by the graceful and grand Indian hospitality. It was a spectacular welcome he would remember for a long time. But this is not about Trump. We shall return to his epochal visit to these shores at the end of the two-day visit. What we are concerned about is the sheer audacity of the anti-CAA forces to step up shrill noise on the eve of the Trump visit. As the authorities in Aligarh said, led by a group of women students a determined bid was made on Sunday to create a huge bedlam. The local authorities handled the situation with tact and firmness. Aligarh, the seat of a famous university, has been known to be a communally sensitive city. Umpteenth number of riots have broken out here since Independence. The Aligarh Muslim University instead of playing a sobering influence seems to take a peculiar pride in raising the sectarian flag whenever a sensitive issue comes to the fore. Poison is brewed in Muslim-dominant universities instead of these serving as........

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